JASPER JOTTINGS Week 19 - 2009 May 10

Jasper Jottings - The achievement journal of my fellow Jaspers, the alumni of the Manhattan College



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POSITRACTION: ‘Jersey Boys’ stars serenade ill woman


‘Jersey Boys’ stars serenade ill woman

March 27, 2009


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It had the makings of another really tough day for Sherry Tomasello.

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Tomasello — who is very, very ill — sat in her wheelchair and appeared stunned that the four stars of Jersey Boys, the Broadway musical playing in the Loop, were standing there in her front room.

It wasn’t until Bryan McElroy begun to strum his guitar, that she realized they were there to sing for her. A huge smile lit up her face and she began tapping her white-socked feet to the sounds of “Because” by The Dave Clark Five.

Judy Charnota, one of Tomasello’s closest friends, knew she loved the songs from the musical, but she also knew her friend was too sick to see them on stage. So Charnota reached out to local media to see if they could help bring the Jersey Boys to the Northwest Side. On Monday, Charnota got word that they were coming.

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“I think it’s good — wonderful,” Tomasello said, still beaming.

“We’re happy to make house calls,” said Cory Grant, who plays Frankie Valli in the musical.

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[JR: Unfortunately when people do good works, they get little press. Why not?]

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    * Posted on: Sun, May 3 2009 12:37 PM

JBlogger: Pham, Lylynn (MC2010?)



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I listen to bubble-gum pop sprinkled with death metal.

Hello. My name is Lylynn. I am a twenty year old girl living in New York City. I bounce around from Boston to Phoenix through out the year though. I graduate with a BA in Philosophy and History next spring. I’m not an intellectual. I just talk a lot. Or write a lot.

I’m interesting when around the right company, but naturally boring because it’s too much effort to impress.

Judge me at your own discretion.

Spring Fest Recap

Sun, May 3, 2009 1:43 AM

   1. Spin Doctors, you should have stayed in the 90s.

   2. Eric Hutchinson, I feel bad that everyone left before your set. But I was too bored.

   3. BBQ on the Quad, was honestly just an on-campus kegger.

   4. There was a guy that made rings and bracelets out of forks. I stood in line twice for it. A total of 3 hours, I think. It was worth it. Pictures of the bracelets will come soon.

   5. I didn’t intend on going to the comedy show, but Astrid wanted to crash it. We got in and loved everybody that went on. I think the set included: John Mulaney, Nick Thune, Nick Kroll, and Aziz Ansari.

   6. Wine, Chinese food, Disney memory game, and Taboo with the Sisterhood of the Traveling Skirts (MB, Kaja, and Red).

   7. Conversations

Lessons learned?

   * I love fork bracelets and fork art, apparently.

   * Colleen and I will kick your ass in Taboo.

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Pham, Lylynn (MC2010?)


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    * Posted on: Sun, May 3 2009 1:37 PM
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JEmail: Vaccarino, Carmine (MC1957) Re Brother Foley


Either Br. Foley was a genius whiz kid or there is a problem with dates. Inginears are supposed to see these things. Was he only 10 when he received his bachelors or was his grad date 1959?

[JR: Probably '59. It's just my job to report. I admit I didn't do the subtraction. But even if I did, I'd still have reported it and just added a footnote. The College's old records are worse than mine. :-) That's my story, and I'll stick to it.]

Also, I agree with you 100% on the fiasco at OLND University.

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[JR: Jasper Carmine sent these links to many of his comrades in the KofC.]

Mary Ann Glendon’s leter of refusal of Latare medal


Fr. Tom Euieneur, Pres Human Life International


Sign the petition at www.notredamescandal.com


Carmiine Vaccarino
Honorary Curmudgeon

[JR: Always room for more columnists. :-) Electrons are cheap. It's hard for me to think that anyone, who remotely considers themselves "catholic" to any degree, would not see this as a tremendous affront to the image of Notre Dame. At least it is to the image I had of Notre Dame. I don't understand. It's sad.]

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    * Posted on: Sun, May 3 2009 5:35 PM

JEmail: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) Re: Pannell, Tyrone [MC????]

Re: Pannell, Tyrone [MC????] – his nephew blogs

Dear John,

   I do not have my “stuff” with me, but Tyrone was a great Jasper who did not come back from Viet Nam. He is a member of the Athletic Hall of Fame. I do not recall his Class off hand.

   Will be back in the Bronx late Monday.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. ]

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    * Posted on: Sun, May 3 2009 7:44 PM
    * Updated: Thu, May 7 2009 10:01 PM

JUpdate: Barkley, John (MC1968)

Barkley, John (MC1968)
Professional Experience
ONR 2009 – Present
Cardinal Spellman High School 1984
Manhattan College 1968

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    * Posted on: Mon, May 4 2009 10:23 AM
    * Updated: Thu, May 7 2009 10:01 PM

JUpdate: Corwin, Heart Rose (MC2008)

Corwin, Heart Rose (MC2008) is looking into becoming a math teacher for the wonderful city of New York.

[JR: OK, Jaspers, who can help?]

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    * Posted on: Mon, May 4 2009 11:42 AM
    * Updated: Thu, May 7 2009 10:01 PM

JEmail: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) ids Riely, Ed [MC1967]

RE: JFound: Riely, Ed [MC1967] honored for 42 years of pro-life efforts

Dear John,

   Ed is a member of the Class of 1967 and is also a long time member of the Manhattan College and Business Men’s Retreat Team.


[JR: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) ]

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. ]

Riely, Ed [MC1967]

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    * Posted on: Tue, May 5 2009 9:13 AM

JNews: Falvey, Allan [MC1968] Organic Alliance Advisory Board


Senior Marketing Executive Allan Falvey joins the Organic Alliance Advisory Board
Organic Alliance announces a new addition to its advisory board

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Organic Alliance, Inc. announces today that Allan Falvey, an award winning senior Marketing Executive, has joined the Organic Alliance Advisory Board effective immediately. “We are delighted that Allan has joined our Advisory Board. Allan brings a wealth of proven successful marketing savvy and creativity to our efforts,” said Chairman and CEO Tom Morrison. “I am very proud he has joined our effort.”

Organic Alliance will continue to expand its advisory board with key individuals from complementary business areas in order to assist in achieving the company’s growth plans. “We are proud of the advisory board we are putting together as we believe they offer valuable insight into the many areas that make up our company’s growth plans,” said Parker Booth, President. “In today’s economy they are as important as ever.”

Allan has spent 37 years in sales and marketing, working for some of the top companies in package goods: Procter & Gamble, Pepsi, Kraft/Nabisco, Warner Lambert/Pfizer and Hershey. He has significant experience in marketing to the consumer, the trade and the professional. His primary expertise is in sales, advertising and promotion and in-store merchandising. However his background also includes brand management, database development, new product development, strategic planning, web site development, ecommerce, alliance development and trade communication. He has won over 20 awards for creativity and program excellence. He has a BS in Marketing from Manhattan College. He is married to his wife Lynn and has 2 children.

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Falvey, Allan [MC????]

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Dear John,

   I believe that Allan is a member of the Class of 1968.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. ]

Falvey, Allan [MC1968]

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    * Posted on: Tue, May 5 2009 4:52 PM
    * Updated: Thu, May 7 2009 10:01 PM

MObit: Cantini, Virgil D. [MCatnd] longtime professor at the University of Pittsburgh

Virgil D. Cantini / Acclaimed artist, longtime Pitt professor
Feb. 28, 1919 – May 2,2009
Tuesday, May 05, 2009
By Gary Rotstein, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Virgil D. Cantini once said he didn’t believe art should be reserved for Sunday afternoon museum visits.

Instead, Dr. Cantini spent the 1950s to 1980s creating some of the best-known public art in Pittsburgh. His metal sculptures are highly visible in Oakland, East Liberty, Downtown and elsewhere, whether on the outside of buildings or inside skyscrapers and churches. And yes, his work is also inside museums.

One of the region’s most-acclaimed artists of the middle 20th century, Dr. Cantini was also a longtime professor at the University of Pittsburgh. He taught there for 38 years and helped create the Department of Studio Arts, for which he served as chairman.

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He initially attended Manhattan College in New York, then transferred to what was known then as Carnegie Tech, where he received a football scholarship. His gridiron exploits and art studies were interrupted by World War II, in which he served the Army making topographical maps and models in North Africa.

After the war, he obtained his degree and married a fellow art student, Lucille, who preceded him in death by a year. For nearly a half-century, they spent many of their weekends and summers at a beloved 200-acre farm near Berlin, Somerset County, treating numerous guests to the natural beauty and meals that were their own works of art.

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Dr. Cantini had a master’s degree from Pitt and a doctorate from Duquesne University.

He was a founding member of the Pittsburgh Plan for Art and taught at Schenley High School before working at Pitt from the early 1950s to late 1980s.

In addition to his daughter, he is survived by a sister, Emma DiCiccio of Laguna Beach, Calif.; a brother, Andy Cantini of Canton, Ohio; and four grandchildren.

Friends will be received from 2 to 5 p.m. tomorrow at John A. Freyvogel Sons Funeral Home, 4900 Centre Ave., Shadyside.

A Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in St. Paul Cathedral in Oakland.

Memorial contributions may be made to East Liberty Family Health Care Center, 6023 Harvard St., Pittsburgh, PA 15206; or to the Pittsburgh Italian Scholarship Fund, c/o Joseph Mammorelli Sr., 60 S. 24th St., Pittsburgh, PA 15203.

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Cantini, Virgil D. [MCatnd]  

[JR: Attendees recognized on the theory "if it's important to some to mention in an obit, then we can spare a few prayers".]

Guestbook: None cited

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    * Posted on: Tue, May 5 2009 4:59 PM
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JObit: Smith, Kenneth R. “Ken” [MC1967]


Kenneth R. “Ken” Smith

Kenneth R. “Ken” Smith, 70, died May 4, 2009, at the VNA Hospice House in Vero Beach. He was born in New York City and lived in Sebastian for 13 years, coming from Yonkers, N.Y. Before retirement, he was a special agent with the FBI for 32 years. He was a graduate of Fordham Preparatory School in Bronx, N.Y., and Manhattan College in New York City. He was a member of St. Sebastian Catholic Church in Sebastian and a member of the Retired FBI Special Agents Association. Survivors include his wife of four years, Kathryn Smith of Sebastian; and daughters, Barbara E. Smith of Ossining, N.Y., and Elizabeth M. Smith of Irvington, N.Y. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Bernadette Smith; and his brother, James Smith. Memorial contributions may be made to the VNA Hospice Foundation, 1110 35th Lane, Vero Beach, FL 32960. SERVICES: Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. May 8 at the Strunk Funeral Home in Sebastian. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. May 9 at St. Sebastian Catholic Church in Sebastian.

Published in the TC Palm on 5/6/2009

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Smith, Kenneth R. “Ken” [MC????]  

Guestbook: None given

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Dear John,

   I believe that Ken is a member of the Class of 1967.

   May He Rest In Peace.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. ]

Smith, Kenneth R. “Ken” [MC1967]  

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    * Posted on: Wed, May 6 2009 8:30 AM
    * Updated: Thu, May 7 2009 10:01 PM

JBlogger: McCarra-Fitzpatrick, MaryAnn (MC1989) blog cited

MaryAnn McCarra has had her blog included on NewPages.com’s directory of “Blogs by Poets and Writers.” http://mccarra–poetry.blogspot.com/

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    * Posted on: Wed, May 6 2009 2:04 PM
    * Updated: Thu, May 7 2009 10:01 PM

JNews: Kelly-Finch, Bernadette (MC 1995) has her boy Christened; out of the woods

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Hello all,

James was christened on Sunday. He was a very good boy all day, well behaved (but he is any other day of the week anyway).

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So the next posting you will see will be on the 20th of May as James has his 6 month return visit to the Childrens hospital on the 19th so crossed fingers all is ok.

Thank you all again for your thoughts and prayers

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[JR: James was one of the two children for whom I requested your prayers. His mom is Martin, Margaret Kelly (MC1998). <<Buzz! Wrong!!> Nice to see a good progress report.]

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Margaret Martin <Martin, Margaret Kelly (MC1998)> at 11:15pm May 6 corrects me:

Hi John! Its actually my sister, Bernadette Kelly- Finch (MC 1995) that had her boy James christened. I was the godmother though! :)

[JR: Sorry, I screwed that up! When you gals had the Caring Bridge sites crossed, it really has had me totally confused. I'm glad things are working out. I also misspelled "Christening" originally. Guess I have to find a real job! Mother, Godmother, Aunts, it's all very confusing for a poor old injineer.]

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[JR: Note, we Jaspers still have one babe in harm's way and needing our prayers. We have to pray for colons, blood, and appetite. And, anything else needed. (Anyone who likes my corny jokes gets my fill attention.)]

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    * Posted on: Wed, May 6 2009 2:35 PM
    * Updated: Thu, May 7 2009 10:01 PM

JObit: Duane, William J. Jr. [MC1957]


William J. Duane Jr.

DUANE William J. Jr., passed away on May 6, 2009. He was born in the Bronx in 1935, grew up in Astoria, Queens, and was a proud alumnus of LaSalle Academy and Manhattan College. He felt the ethics and morality fostered by these institutions gave him the foundation on which he relied throughout his life.

He was a 30-year resident of Wyckoff, N.J. Bill started his professional career in his youth as a candler at an egg factory and worked his way up to Senior Vice President and General Auditor of Chemical Bank, serving as a manager at Arthur Andersen and General Auditor at Manufacturers Hanover Trust in between. He took particular pride in his time at “Manny Hanny” and the people he worked with there, many of whom became lifelong friends.

In retirement he formed the consulting firm Rockchapel Associates, was a senior advisor to Price Waterhouse and served as a consultant to the board of the Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan.

An accordion player with a passion for traditional Irish music, Bill was a longtime member of Local 802 American Federation of Musicians. Bill was a past chairman of the Institute of Internal Auditors and was active on its board for 15 years. He was also active in the American Institute of CPAs, the New York State Society of CPAs, the American Bankers Association, the Bank Administration Institute, the Treadway National Commission on Fraudulent Financial Reporting and the advisory boards of the business schools of Louisiana State University and Manhattan College.

Bill was a parishioner of St. Elizabeth’s Church and served on the Parish Council and Liturgy Committee. He also served on the Visiting Nurses of Northern Bergen County Advisory Board, the Valley Hospital Hospice Committee and the Township of Wyckoff Environmental Commission. He was a contributor to the LaSalle Academy scholarship fund. Throughout his life Bill remained an Irish kid from the Bronx.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Maureen, and his children Bill and Brenda, as well as his sisters Margaret and Joan, his brothers Tom and Louis, and their spouses Brock, Mike, Stephanie and Deborah, and their children. The entire family is grateful for the love and support of his friends and loved ones.

Friends may visit the family on Friday, 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Vander Plaat Funeral Home (www.vpfh.com), 257 Godwin Avenue, Wyckoff. Funeral Service, Saturday, 12:15 PM from the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial, 1 PM at the Church of the Nativity, 315 Prospect Street, Midland Park, NJ 07432. Interment, Christ the King Cemetery, Franklin Lakes, NJ. Memorial donations can be made to La Salle Academy Bill Duane Scholarship Fund, c/o Development Office, 44 E. 2nd Street, New York, NY 10003 or http://www.nycharities.org/donate/c_donate.asp?CharityCode=1194. Please make check out to La Salle Academy and include Bill Duane Scholarship Fund in the memo line.

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Duane, William J. Jr. [MC????]  

Guestbook: http://tinyurl.com/pt3fdb

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Dear John,

   Bill is a member of the Class of 1957 and was a faithful attendee at the Annual Manhattan College & Businessmen’s Retreat . He will be missed by many.

   May He Rest In Peace.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. ]

Duane, William J. Jr. [MC1957]  

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    * Posted on: Fri, May 8 2009 6:43 AM
    * Updated: Sat, May 9 2009 4:17 PM

JNews: Teitsch, Matthew [MC????] Mamaroneck School Board Selection Committee


7 Run for Selection Committee
Judy Silberstein, posted on May 7, 2009

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Voters are urged to learn about the three candidates for Mamaroneck School Board and the seven candidates for Committee for the Selection of School Board Nominees. All ten candidates are running unopposed in the election that occurs on the same day as the Mamaroneck School District budget and bond vote: May 19th from 7 am to 9 pm at the local elementary schools.

This year’s Selection Committee is holding a ”Meet and Greet” for the three candidates they have endorsed for school board at Starbucks on the Boston Post Road next to Mamaroneck High School on Sunday, May 17 from 1 to 3 pm.

The candidates are incumbents Linnet Tse and Robin Nichinsky and newcomer Anant Nambiar. (See: One New Face, Two Incumbents Go for School Board.)

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All of the nominees have children in the Mamaroneck School District.

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Matthew Teitsch: Murray Avenue Elementary

Mr. Teitsch has lived in the district for 6 years. He has 3 children, all three at Murray this fall. He has a BS in Mechanical engineering from Binghamton University, MS and a MBA (Manhattan College and Columbia University).

Professionally: He is currently pursuing a certification program at Manhattanville College to teach high school physics and math. He was previously with Barclays Capital, Merrill Lynch, and Hazen and Sawyer.

School/Community Activities include: Town of Mamaroneck Coastal Zone Management Committee

Why he would like to serve: “I would like to serve on the Selection Committee for many reasons. As you can see from my educational background, education is very important to me. Also, I have three children that over the course of the next thirteen years will be attending our schools. It is important to have the right people on the School Board in order to provide the children of our community the best possible education given the limited resources available to our schools. Also, given my varied educational and profession background, I feel I can bring a great deal to the Selection Committee.”

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Teitsch, Matthew [MC????]

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    * Posted on: Fri, May 8 2009 12:00 PM

JUpdate: Dastur, Shaleen (MC2004)

Dastur, Shaleen (MC2004)
Business Development Manager
NorthPoint Solutions LLC

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    * Posted on: Fri, May 8 2009 5:25 PM

JUpdate: Douglas, Paul (MC1970)

Douglas, Paul (MC1970)
Project Manager

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    * Posted on: Fri, May 8 2009 5:27 PM

JEmail: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) repeats Johnson, Lauren (MC2005)
remembering Dr. Taylor

Dear John,

Here is what my grand daughter, Lauren Johnson, ‘05, wrote after telling me that she would be unable to make the trip down from Boston to attend Saturday’s Memorial for Prof Taylor because of a flare up of her illness:

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

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“When I was at Manhattan, Dr. Taylor was chair of the department and I first encountered him and his teaching style as a sophmore. After that first experience with someone who loved Shakespeare even more than I did, I was hooked. I endeavored to take every class he taught, and I did. Dr. Taylor got to know me pretty well, which includes knowledge of my chronic illness. As tough as he could be, he always granted me extensions on papers, because as he said, “It’s a better paper if you are 100% writing it, a little after schedule, as opposed to handing it on time when you are only at 50%. I expect great papers from you, don’t disappoint me!” Of course, I did my best not to!

Senior year I was lucky enough to have him both semesters, but the one class that will always stay with me was the last one. Earlier in the month, he was the first professor I told I had a job, as an assistant in advertising his response was, “Oh good, you can use your bullshitting skills that every English major has!”I was expecting something equally witty for our last class and instead he surprised me. Dr. Taylor read a short story/poem, that to this day makes me choke up to think about. (Which, if anyone can track down for me, I would appreciate it) Most of the girls were teary eyed, and the few guys in the class were studiously avoiding eye contact. Dr. Taylor, very gruffly, said, “At this point in your life you do not know what it will be. Make sure at the end, you have something to be proud of.” He then walked out of the class. That is how I will always remember him, an excellent teacher, witty, and while he didn’t show it often, one of the most caring professors at Manhattan. (which says a lot, as I seem to recall most of my professors caring a great deal for us).

I actually stayed in touch with him after graduation, mainly with small grammar questions, or just trying to track down a story. I last received an email from him about two weeks before he died. I wish I could be at the memorial this weekend, but due to my illness I will be unable to attend. I will be thinking of him though, on that day and many more to come.

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[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. And, I hope your grand daughter feels better. Illness is supposed to be us "old guys"!]

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    * Posted on: Fri, May 8 2009 8:55 PM

CARTOON: Jerry launches two new salvos … … err, toons

John: Here are a couple of new Obama cartoons. Well, almost new. I drew them more than a week ago, but didn’t get a chance to color them in until tonight, and I didn’t want to send them out half-done. I’ll send you some fresher “hot off the presses” ones during the week. Thanks, Jerry Breen MC’71 newbreen@comcast.net www.newbreen.com



[JR: Thanks, Jerry. Much appreciated. ]

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    * Posted on: Sat, May 9 2009 9:13 AM

MObit: Kennelly, Joseph Thomas [MCatnd]


Joseph Thomas Kennelly

Joseph Thomas Kennelly Was born on September 18, 1918 to John and Mary Kennelly of Bronx, NY. He attended All Hallows High School followed by Fordham and Manhattan Colleges in NY. His education was interrupted by military service where he proudly served in the U.S. Air Force as a navigator. While stationed overseas he suffered a debilitating leg injury returning him to the U.S. He was hospitalized in Ogden, UT where he met and married Jane Dunn. He moved to the Bay Area in 1949 where he continued his education at Golden Gate School of Management. Upon completion of his degree he was hired by Sherman Clay where he worked for 20 years. He continued his career in business with ownership of his own music stores in California and Washington. In addition to his broad knowledge and interest in business, he enjoyed electronics, home improvements and all sports, especially baseball. Joe will be remembered for his extraordinary faith in God, devotion to family and friends, a generous spirit, and endearing sense of humor. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jane. He is survived by four daughters, seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Memorial Mass will be celebrated May 13, 2009 at 10:30 am at St. Denis Catholic Church, Menlo Park. In lieu of flowers the family has requested memorial donations be made in his name to St. Anthony’s Padua Dining Room, 3500 Middlefield Rd., Menlo Park, CA 94025-3025. Arrangements under the direction of Spangler Mortuary, Menlo Park.

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Kennelly, Joseph Thomas [MCatnd]

[JR: Attendees recognized on the theory "if it's important to some to mention in an obit, then we can spare a few prayers".]

Guestbook: http://tinyurl.com/peumbq

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    * Posted on: Sat, May 9 2009 9:25 AM

JObit: Duane, William J. Jr. [MC1957] reported by IIA


May 8, 2009

Former IIA Chairman William “Bill” Duane Passes Away

William “Bill Duane: 1935 – 2009

The IIA’s 1988-89 Chairman of the Board William J. “Bill” Duane Jr., CIA, CFSA, passed away on May 6, 2009, in Wyckoff, NJ.

A member of The IIA since 1970, Duane was a strong supporter of the profession, and continued to serve The IIA in many capacities after his term as chairman of the board was over, most recently as chairman of the guidance planning committee and chairman of the professional issues committee.

Other key roles held by Duane include vice president of The IIA Research Foundation, chairman of the board – professional practices, international secretary, international treasurer, chairman of the budget and finance committee, chairman of the professional practices committee, chairman of the professional standards committee, chairman of the international relations committee, and president of the New York Chapter.

Duane was also an advisory board member of the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) and was on the project advisory council for the COSO report, Internal Control Issues in Derivatives Usage. He was also active in the American Institute of CPAs, the New York State Society of CPAs, the American Bankers Association, the Bank Administration Institute, and the advisory boards of the business schools of Louisiana State University and Manhattan College.

Professionally, Duane was general auditor for Chemical Bank, senior vice president and general auditor for Manufacturers Hanover Trust Co., and audit manager for Arthur Andersen & Co. In retirement he formed the consulting firm Rockchapel Associates, was a senior advisor to PricewaterhouseCoopers, and served as a consultant to the board of the Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan.

Notes of condolence can be sent to his family online http://tinyurl.com/r7o9q3  or can be mailed to: Mrs. Maureen Duane 354 Rodney Road Wyckoff, NJ, 07481-2829

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    * Posted on: Sat, May 9 2009 1:39 PM

Comment on MObit: Kane, Thomas Jr. [MCatnd] found 

By sarah boyle

Thomas Kane was my grandfather. I am about to graduate from Manhattan College in a little over a week, it was really nice to read about him here. He was an extraordinary man.
Thank you for your prayers!

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    * Posted on: Mon, May 4 2009 8:57 PM

Comment on POSITRACTION: ‘Jersey Boys’ stars serenade ill woman

By Carolyn Predmore (MCfac)

That is stunning. What a lift they gave and it is an inspiration to charity of spirit.

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    * Posted on: Wed, May 6 2009 9:51 AM

Comment on JFound: Behrends, Bill [MC1952] gets to hand out 

By Steve

I played sports at MHS in the early 70’s . Bill Behrends was always there for me and all of the others that came in contact with him. He always encouraged us and always beloved in us. A truly great person and positive influence in my life and many others who were fortunate enough to know him.
Steve Miller

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    * Posted on: Wed, May 6 2009 11:26 PM

Comment on JObit: Greene, Samuel J. [MC1958] 

By theresa seeley

BG Sam Greene’s burial service will be held on July 30 2009@ Arlington Cemetery. There will be a service at Fort Meyer Chapel and immedialy after the Burial a reception at the Officers Club. Please contact us if you are interested in attending.
Theresa Seeley (Daughter)

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    * Posted on: Fri, May 8 2009 7:18 PM

ENDNOTE: Obama’s Hitler Youth

May 9, 2009 


April 11, 2009
Rahm and Obama vs. Judge Napolitano
Posted by Karen DeCoster at April 11, 2009 06:17 AM

“It is not a draft. It is a universal service.” Those are the words of Rahm Emanual. Here’s a video that includes an interview with Rahm Emanuel, a citizen of Israel, telling the interviewer that every American child needs to attend a mandatory 3-month brainwashing boot club to be instructed in worshiping the state.



[JR: This is scary stuff. One can only imagine how the "good" German citizens felt as they were herd on the road to disaster. Lysander Spooner. We can't wait to stop the trains to the camps. We have to push this movement off the tracks while we still can. imho!]

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    * Posted on: Sat, May 9 2009 9:18 PM

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